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Good morning everyone!smileyI hope that you are having a good week so far. I can imagine things are very busy! I am thinking of turning my house into a school! Mr Davies and Francesca have turned the dining room into learning room  1 and Luca and I have turned the kitchen into learning room 2! I should get a sign above my front door, but what should I call my little school? The School of Sparkle? Have a think for me! heart

Mrs Rogers are so proud of how hard you have worked over the past week. Well done to you all. You are sparkling brightly in our eyes. Together we can do our best to make sure that we continue to learn and hopefully have fun along the way!laugh

Look at what two more of our Beech superstars have been up to...



Jack's fabulous science work and speed sounds with Rosie! Great work Jack!

Florence's beautiful and thoughtful 'Big Question.' What an artist you are Florence!

The Wednesday Word


I'm going to send you straight over to Mrs Armstrong-Boyle's loom video for us to enjoy together! 

Our Learning Today

  • Literacy  grammar work - looking at plural suffixes es and s. We will learn when to use each.
  • PE supply teacher - with Marcus Rashford - have  a 10 minute workout live on CBBC at 10.05. It may be the same session as the one I found below!smiley
  • Literacy- final read and comprehension questions about the books.
  • Read, write, Inc speed sounds with Rosie
  • Maths
  • Afternoon learning - Art

Literacy Grammar Work on plural suffixes es and s. Let's learn when to use them!



The teaching video below should help you to see the pattern and to know which word ending need 'es' adding and not just a 's'. In fact, when you say the words in plural you can 'hear' the ending. smiley

If you would like a little extra teaching after this, I also include a powerpoint/ PDF version. 

Remember... if a word ends with these endings add β€˜es’

Worksheet to test your s and es plural endings.

Have a brain break with Marcus! Live on CBBC at 10.05 am or it could be a repeat of this video!


Today is your final read of your Read, Write Inc. book; Greedy Tiger or Incredible Planet. Read the book fluently and then answer the questions, found at the back of the book, about the text. Once you have read the book three times you should have a really good understanding of what you have read. 

Accelerated Reader Year 2's. This will work on some Year 1 books too.


The accelerated reader program is a reading quiz we use in school for us and the children to 'test' their knowledge on the books they have read. You will still have reading books at home, so refresh yourself on the story and then type in the title of the book, following the link below, to answer the questions. If your book doesn't come up don't worry. There are plenty of books to read on 'Oxford Owls.' Some of these may be on 'accelerated reader' too. *** I've solved the problem!

 To be prepared, your username is all lower case. It is the initial of your first name followed by the first 4 letters of your surname. Followed by your password which is the initials of your first name and your surname. So my Luca's would be




Here's a short video to help...



How to log onto accelerated reader...

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Read, Write Inc Speed sounds with Rosie


The Set 3 sound you are learning today is aw.

Please watch the following videos:

  • Set 3 Speed Sound
  • Set 3 Spelling
  • Year 2 children should also watch 'Read Longer Words'.
  • The set 2 sound is 'ar' for any year 1's who would prefer to do this sound. smiley




Our Maths Learning Today


Year 1


Today year 1's you are asked to compare groups of cubes, objects and numbers and order them from greatest to smallest. You may like to use lego bricks or coins to help you to 'see' the objects. 

I have put a number line below to help you too.


Don't forget to have a pen and papr to hand for your 'warm up' questions in the video.smiley




Number line to 20

Year 1 worksheet - Order numbers

Year 2 Maths


 Today you are learning to recognise, label and make equal groups. Look to recognise which groups are equal and repeated. Remember the questions get harder as you go on so don't worry if you find questions beyond 4 more challenging. Stop when you have gone as far as you can. smiley



Year 2 maths Making equal groups

Our afternoon learning


  • Let's get blogging...
  • African art - African patterns



What’s on the cupcakes?

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What picture has Miss Johnson very kindly had printed onto these cupcakes? Blog me your thoughts and here’s how...

How to use the blogging

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Art - African Art Lesson 1


Today we have our first art journey into Africa. The PDF/ PowerPoint will introduce you to the  many different landscapes that can be found in this large continent. We will be looking at many aspects of this fascinating continent over the next few weeks. smiley


Our expected learning outcome for today is; To illustrate and create African art patterns; looking at colour, line, pattern and shape. 


Let's get started by looking at the stunning scenes and landcapes in this slideshow...

Scroll sideways through the slideshow...

Can you notice all of the different shapes, lines and continuing patterns used?  Some are trickier than others to copy. You can copy one, mix some ideas together or create you own. Do you like the one with the animals on too? Look at how they have used the beautiful and varied colours of the African landscape. 

Using a piece of A4 paper, ask a parent to help you divide and cut it into quarters so you have 4 smaller pieces of paper. 
Then, study the patterns, shapes, lines and colours on the slide show  and on the photos above to create your own African style patterns. Do 1 or do 4; see how you go on! Draw with pencil then colour with pencils, paints or felt tips. I would love to see what you create. Remember to send us some photos. Enjoy and good luck.


Finally, I wonder if you can tell which African animals these patterns belong to? 



Have a wonderful day everyone! πŸ’•πŸŒˆπŸ™Œ